The Best of 2018: Top 10 Horror Movies of the Year

Contrary to a certain controversial article, it was another good year for horror movies. From high-concept studio offerings, franchise reboots, to daring indie projects, 2018 had a little something for everyone. So as we prepare to ring in 2019, it’s time to survey my Top 10 Horror Movies unleashed this past year. Before I dive […]

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The Next Generation: The Best ‘Worst’ Texas Chainsaw Sequel

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre remains a pivotal modern horror film. Tobe Hooper’s nihilistic masterpiece was a forerunner to the 80’s slasher craze. Yet as compared to the film franchises it inspired, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre has a pretty spotty franchise track record. There are bad Halloween, Friday the 13th, and Elm Street movies. But those […]

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You: Addictive and Delightfully Trashy Television

Every generation gets its own Hollywood stalking story. The 70’s had Clint Eastwood’s Play Misty For Me. Over a decade later, Fatal Attraction scared cheating men back into their wives’ arms. In the ’90’s we had The Crush and Fear, while the 2000’s gave us Swimfan. Earlier in 2018, Netflix dumped the dreadful Bad Match […]

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Wildling: A Supernatural ‘Coming-of-Age’ Story With Teeth

As 2018 comes to an end, Netflix is finally getting around to streaming smaller horror releases from earlier in the year. Maven Pictures debuted their coming-of-age werewolf film, Wildling, at the South by Southwest in March. Less than a month later, IFC Midnight gave Wildling a limited released in theatres and video-on-demand. Critics were mildly […]

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All Through the House: O’ Come Yet Another ‘80’s Redux Horror

And on the eleventh day of our 12 Days of Christmas Carnage, it’s low-budget slasher All Through The House. Todd Nunes wrote and directed this DIY-indie horror movie that enjoyed some success on the festival circuit. Yes, it’s one of growing number of horror movies basking in ‘80’s film-making aesthetics. But can All Through The […]

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Bird Box: See No Evil With the Latest Netflix Release

Netflix ends 2018 with one last big original release. Based on a novel by Josh Malerman, Bird Box marks yet another entry in the post-apocalyptic thriller genre. In 2018 alone, the film gods have given us Cargo, The Domestics, Hostile, The Cured, Extinction, and Stephanie. It’s a crowded field to say the least. But Bird […]

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Scream: Is It Still Your Favourite Scary Movie?

When I decided to include a section of the blog entitled The Vault, the intent was to explore movies that have significantly impacted horror. In the last 25 to 30 years, has any horror movie had as much impact as Wes Craven’s Scream? Released on December 20, 1996, Scream is arguably one of the most […]

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The Predator Misses the Target

At the start of 2018, The Predator was one of my most anticipated movies of the year. The original Predator remains one of the best action films ever produced. And yes, I am an unabashed fan of the 2010 Predators. Early marketing material for Shane Black’s sequel/soft reboot was absolutely stellar. When reviews starting pouring […]

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All The Creatures Were Stirring: More Treats Than Coal In Its Stocking

‘Tis the season for a new Christmas-themed horror movie. Yes, it’s Day 5 of the 12 Days of Christmas Carnage. Today, we’re celebrating with a brand new horror anthology under our Christmas tree. Husband-and-wife duo, David and Rebekah McKendry, make their directorial debuts with All the Creatures Were Stirring. Both McKendry’s have worked in horror in some […]

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Rare Exports: A Dark Christmas Fairy Tale

On the fourth day of our 12 Days of Christmas Carnage, we get the criminally under-seen Finnish horror-fairy tale, Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale. Truth be told, Finland is known more for hockey and death metal than its contribution to the horror genre. But in the case of Rare Exports, it’s a case of quality over […]

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